Massachusetts - Educator Preparation and Licensure: Educator Licensure Authority

Educator Licensure Authority
Policy Type: 

The Massachusetts State Board of Education adopts standards for the certification of teachers, and the State Department of Education grants the certificate.


The commissioner of education shall have authority to grant, upon application, provisional educator, provisional educator with advanced standing, temporary, and standard educator certificates to persons who have satisfied the requirements for such certificates as established by the board. The board shall define the knowledge of subject matter and demonstration of competencies commensurate with attainment and renewal of such certificates.

Adopting Authority: 
State Board of Education
Implementing Authority: 
State Department of Education
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